1. Draycott Hotel – Before your big day exploring London, enjoy a restful night’s sleep in a luxury London hotel. The Draycott Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Chelsea and is ideally situated just off Sloane Square. This “home away from home” is ideal for a weekend or night away trying out the best London has to offer.
2. Cadogan Hall – Visit one of London’s most iconic music halls; Cadogan Hall. This iconic building has hosted the BBC Proms for years and is home to the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
3. Buckingham Palace – Visit the state rooms at Buckingham Palace and play like royalty for the day. Home to the monarchy, this amazingly iconic building is in the heart of London and is a must see for every tourist!
4. Wellington Arch – Dedicated to the Duke of Wellington, this arch is set in the centre of London in Hyde Park Corner. The arch was built in 1825 and took two years to build, proclaiming Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon. Featuring the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, you can’t miss it!
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5. Marble Arch – On the edge of Oxford Street, Park Lane and Edgware Lane, Marble Arch is a proud London landmark! Designed to be the state entrance to the cour d’honneur of Buckingam Palace, but in 1851 it was moved due to the widening of Park Lane and was moved to be where it is today.
6. Royal Academy of Arts – Take a wander around the Royal Academy of Arts. This stunning building is home to wonderful and eclectic collections of art and sculpture. Enjoy a cup of specialist tea in the light and airy café and marvel at the art on show.
7. Westminster Abbey – This grand abbey has been the setting for every coronation since 1066. Steeped in more than a thousand years of history, the abbey is the final resting place for seventeen monarchs. Marvel at the tombs, memorials, stained glass and paintings on offer in this amazing building.
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8. Big Ben – Certainly one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Big Ben keeps the city on time. Part of the Houses of Parliament, this amazing structure is one to see.
9. London Eye – Take a ride on the London Eye and survey London from the best vantage point around; up in the air! This fantastic attraction will undeniably provide the best views of London and will give you a chance to see every aspect of the city.
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10. Cleopatra’s Needle – Located on the Thames Embankment, Cleopatra’s Needle is one of three original Egyptian obelisks placed in London, New York and Paris. This obelisk is almost 3,500 years old and was brought to London from Alexandria, the royal city of Cleopatra.
11. Nelson’s Column – This famous monument in Trafalgar Square in central London was designed to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson who died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The four bronze lions at the base are a firm photo favourite and the pigeons who flock to Trafalgar Square have become a standard part of London life!
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Dino da Silva is the Head Concierge at The Draycott Hotel. Dino has a number of years’ experience in the hotel industry and is passionate about dispensing London knowledge to help guests make the most of their stay.
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